Posted on November 10, 2011 by Motorola Mobility Home
Bandwidth intensive services like high-speed Internet, HDTV and 3DTV continue to put a heavy strain on networks. That is no longer an issue for EastLink, Canada’s largest privately held Cable company, who will now be able to increase high definition (HD) services for its customers. EastLink will now incorporate MPEG-4 video compression technology in all of its broadcast and on-demand HD services. This major step is a first in the industry and solves bandwidth requirements for EastLink, especially as more services migrate to HD and 3DTV. EastLink deployed the Motorola SE-6601 Encoder to offer MPEG-4 encoding along with two HD set-tops, the DCX3400-M and DCX700-M. These set-tops allow for the migration of HD broadcast and on-demand services to MPEG-4, again saving bandwidth without sacrificing the user experience or picture quality.
The Motorola SE6000 line of Encoders includes our patented perceptual video processing technology that selectively attenuates details in an image, leading to improved compression efficiencies. Additionally, through integrating the Motorola CAP1000, EastLink can now benefit from more advanced capabilities like ad insertion, rate shaping and simultaneous channel substitutions.
The move to provide all HD services in MPEG-4 allows EastLink to free-up the bandwidth needed to easily support the first steps to IPTV delivery. Read more in today’s announcement.
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Posted on April 12, 2011 by Motorola Mobility Home
Motorola Mobility is at the 2011 NAB Show this week showing demos ranging from 3D TV to the launch of its SocialTV Companion Service, targeted at service providers looking to deliver multi-screen experiences to their customers. Check out some photos below from the show floor:
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Posted on April 4, 2011 by Motorola Mobility Home
While the CTIA Show was taking place in Las Vegas recently and IP&TV World Forum was taking place in London at the same time, the 19th annual China Content Broadcasting Network Exhibition (CCBN Show) was taking place around the same time in China and Motorola Mobility was well represented at this event.
Motorola had a key speaking slot “Navigating in a Converged World” delivered by Keith Kelly, vice president and general manager for EMEA and ASIA Pacific CPE home devices, Motorola Mobility. His speech highlighted the key trends that are evolving in the industry, the pressures that service providers are faced with and how convergence is creating new revenue opportunities. Keith concluded by introducing Motorola’s Converged Experiences solutions and explained how it enables consumers to watch TV anywhere in the home on multiple devices.
Interactive demonstrations at the stand included 3D TV, Gaming, Video on Demand (VoD), Multi-screen management and Social TV all which highlighted Motorola Mobility’s thought leadership on delivering personalized rich-media video experiences to the consumer.
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Posted on January 11, 2011 by Motorola Mobility Home
In the mix of CES last week, I uncovered a few new Motorola Mobility videos of interest. Consumers want to access and exchange content via the Internet and mobile networks. This is influencing people’s expectations to take and consume their content any time and place and driving demand for more immersive, converged experiences. Check out the converged experiences video here:
In the second video, Motorola shows consumers watching and reacting to 3D TV in their homes and how enhancements to their set-tops help provide an enhanced 3D TV experience.
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Posted on December 28, 2010 by Mari Silbey
Continuing on yesterday’s theme, here are some of my favorite posts from the second half of 2010.
July: New Multi-Room DVR: Pause Live TV, Record Anywhere – covering a multi-room DVR deployment with Cincinnati Bell including features not available in larger operator environments
August: VOD Economics: Are We There Yet? - on collapsing release windows and other signs that the economics for VOD are improving
September: Perceptual Video Processing Cuts Bitrate in Half – how to use PVP to cut bandwidth requirements while maintaining video quality
October: What Ever Happened to CMTS Silver? – discussing the future of upstream bandwidth
November: Options for Cable IP Video Delivery – detailing different ways for cable operators to deliver video over IP
December: From Wireless Gateways to AllVid, A Look Back - on the evolution of gateways in the home
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Posted on December 27, 2010 by Mari Silbey
As we wind up 2010, I’ve gathered a list of some of my favorite posts from the year. Some were popular. Others weren’t. But I like this list because it covers a range of topics that were important in 2010 – from 3D, to VOD, to IP, to home networking. Here are my selections for the first six months of the year.
January: Will 3D Push the Industry to MPEG-4? – covering compression and bandwidth requirements for 3D TV
February: Five Recommendations to Improve VOD – on live television capture, in-channel VOD, and more
March: What’s Important in a TV Service? VOD, for One - on integrating VOD with retail CE devices
April: Cable IP Migration a Little Easier, Less Expensive – detailing an IP migration technique at the headend
May: On Google TV, Part Two – covering the launch of Google TV, and IP versus OTT video
June: G.hn, MoCA 2.0 and the Home Networking Landscape – a comparison of home networking standards
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